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Click on the buttons below to see the work that has gone into developing the caring and inclusive environment that The Grove strives to achieve!

Business Case

In an effort to address issues related to service access for youth and their families in the region, an initiative is underway to bring an Integrated Youth Services Network (IYSN) to Wellington County and Guelph, under the leadership of the Rotary Club of Guelph and in partnership with the Guelph Community Foundation, the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW), the Guelph YMCA/ YWCA, University of Guelph, East Wellington Community Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington, Minto Mental Health, and Shelldale Family Gateway. Integrated youth service networks are evidence-based models that have been shown to be effective in engaging youth in, and improving access to, a range of needed services that result in the symptomatic and functional recovery of youth.

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How to be an ally


A starter guide on supporting black and racialized communities.

Allyship is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people.

Disability Allyship


Ableism are the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities.

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This booklet will walk you through 2SLGBTQ+ history, common misconceptions, and the oppression the community has faced and continues to face, with the goal of helping you to become a better, more effective ally.

newcomer allyship


A guide on how to become an ally to newcomer youth.

We acknowledge that the Guelph-Wellington region is situated on treaty land belonging to the Mississauga of the Credit First Nations and the Six Nations. We also recognize the Dish with One Spoon Covenant which holds us all responsible for caring for the land we reside on.

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indigenous allyship


Cultivating growth and awareness in our community.

The term Indigenous is an umbrella term within the colonial state of Canada that refers to people of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) heritage.

Ride Well Transportation

Ride Well is an effort created by Wellington County to provide demand-based public transit within Wellington County and is based on a rideshare model. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a ride at your requested date and time. Same-day rides are often difficult to accommodate so, please provide us as much notice as possible. 
Rides may vary in availability. Please contact us at: or or based on which site you would like a ride to/from or call us at 1-833-43-GROVE (47683). A Grove employee will be in contact with you regarding your ride request.

Kindness Pledge 

The kindness pledge is a promise that individuals, groups and businesses can take to make their communities more kind and inclusive. The point of the pledge is to better educate the community and create a large group of people that are committed to learning so they can better support marginalized groups to make a more kind and inclusive community. The pledge is a simple three step process that takes under 5 minutes to take.

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